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NEWSLETTER TOPIC OF THE MONTH
Knowing More About Nutrition For Seniors
As we age, it is important to keep a diligent eye on proper nutrition and diet. Malnutrition among seniors is unfortunately far too rampant, and a balanced diet plays a crucial role in the health, independence, and quality of life for the elderly. Improper diet causes drastic weight loss, weakness, detriment to the immune system, increased frailty and debilitation.
Maybe navigating around your kitchen is getting difficult, or you are just not interested in cooking a big meal by yourself. In these instances a plethora of local services are in your area to keep your quality of life sustained during the year, and many of these food delivery services have wonderful stories of new friendships started among volunteers.
These two sites provide information on accessing meals:
1. Meals on Wheels
Summary: Provides volunteer blog, news, events, receive a meal, deliver a meal, and more.
2. The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)
Summary: Serves hungry and homeless Long Islanders with dignity, respect, and love.
These three sites provide valuable nutritional information:
1. National Library of Medicine’s Nutrition for Seniors
Summary: Provides overviews of nutrition for seniors. The latest news regarding nutrition for seniors, videos, dictionaries, and tutorials to learn more about nutrition.
2. Nutrition.gov (Smart Nutrition Starts Here)
Summary: Users can browse by subject for information as varied as “What’s in Food?”, “Smart Nutrition 101”, learn how to “Eat Well As You Get Older”, and “Healthy Eating After 50”.